About the Book :
At the young age of 13, Anne Frank and her family, comprising her parents and her elder sister Margot went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse to escape forceful deportation by the Nazis. For the next two years, the Franks along with another family of three and a single boarder shared the closed confines of this ‘Secret Annexe.’ In August 1944, the inmates were betrayed, arrested and cruelly torn apart by the circumstances that followed.
Anne had been gifted a diary on her 13th birthday. The diary became her closest friend and confidante during the years in hiding and here she recorded her feelings and experiences with utmost honesty. It is believed that Anne wanted to publish a book based on her diary. Otto Frank, Anne’s father was the only member of the family who survived the war and the horrors of the Holocaust. To fulfill the wishes of his daughter, he decided to publish her diary. The entries in the diary over the two years, reveal the blossoming of a child into a young adult, the reason why it makes for one of the most heartrending chronicles of literature. The readers cannot help but wonder about the kind of woman and writer Anne could have grown up to be.
Set against one of the most dramatic episodes of world history The Holocaust, a brilliant comingofage story that has and will continue to find appeal with every generation of readers. An international bestseller, worldwide readership/market lovers of biographies and general fiction, historians, journalists, sociologists, documentary filmmakers, cultural and educational institutions, libraries, general trade readers.
About the Author :
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (Dutch pronunciation: [ n lis ma ri n fr k], German: [ an li s ma i an f a k] ( listen); 12 June 1929 early March 1945) was a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By May 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne's father worked. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot Frank, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died (probably of typhus) in March 1945. Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne's diary had been saved by one of the helpers, Miep Gies, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It has since been translated into many languages. It was translated from its original Dutch version and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl. The diary, which was given to Anne on her thirteenth birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.
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